Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)

Fund Sends Letter about DSRIP Meeting to CMCS

June 30, 2016

In early June, the Fund was in contact with Eliot Fishman, PhD, of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS). Christopher Koller, Fund president, and Jane Beyer, a Fund program officer, had the opportunity to share observations about a meeting held earlier in the year, in which six states who have or are applying for Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) waivers came together to speak with Medicaid managed care organizations from their states.

The meeting provided an opportunity to identify and explore key issues related to the role of Medicaid managed care organizations in state DSRIP initiatives. A letter to Dr. Fishman summarizing the meeting and issues of concern to both state Medicaid Agencies and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations can be found here.


The Role of MCOs in DSRIP Implementation—Six States Meet to Discuss2014_march_meeting

April 19, 2016

In March, the Milbank Memorial Fund brought together officials from six states to talk about the role of managed care organizations (MCOs) in state Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) projects.

DSRIP, a Medicaid delivery system reform initiative, is a component of Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver programs, providing states with funds that can be used to support hospitals, other providers, and communities in changing how they provide care to Medicaid beneficiaries. DSRIP initiatives are tied to defined performance metrics, such as meeting core milestones for provider capacity building and population health or clinical improvements.

The meeting came about at the suggestion of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), an association representing ACAP Medicaid managed care plans. Leaders of state Medicaid agencies agreed that it was useful to meet, and the Fund facilitated agenda development and the meeting itself.  Read more